View Full Version : Noob pilot with a few questions.

11-09-2005, 11:42 AM
Hello I just picked up Pacific Fighters and I am waiting on Il2 to be delivered.
I have been doing solo fligts on full realism.
Any tips I should know to fly better.I tired to play online but I read that most people play online with the 3 games installed and PF stand alone has a different server.basically I want to play online soon and am wondering if there is anything i should know for online flight.

runway etiquette?
formation flying anything?
its a vague question i know but any help would be appreciated.

11-09-2005, 11:46 AM
Bearcat will probably be along very shortly telling you click on the links in his sig....lots of good stuff there.

11-09-2005, 12:04 PM
Hi and welcome

some info to get you started.

Most people play with full merged install patched to latest.

Thats IL2FB + ACES+PF see here for details


there is a lot of good info on this site- check out the FAQ here


unofficial manual here


and how to get started online guide here


hope this helps you get started

11-09-2005, 12:13 PM
To get online, up to date patches...SEE HERE (http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/26310365/m/5581083643)

Runway etiquette...different servers different rules...generally, put your navigation lights on and taxi carefully to the runway...read the instructions and mission objectives, beforehand...which appear just after you join the server...if in doubt...ask...but most of all...have fun http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Oh and formation flying...may need to join a Squadron or try Spits Vs Bf 109 server...thats full switch...but they're helpful if you ask http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

11-09-2005, 12:26 PM
thanx for the quick responses.

11-09-2005, 01:25 PM
I asked anything i didnt know when i first got online, im sure i pissed a hell of a lot of people off but im sure you can ask too, just like anyone else does who is new! If anyone is rude to you tell me and ill sort em http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-mad.gif When you do get online, get in touch via here again and u can fly with us, were looking for new pilots to train up. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

11-09-2005, 01:32 PM
cool sounds good

11-09-2005, 01:35 PM
Until you get online do a lot of quick mission and practice gunnery. First against friendly bombers, then enemy bombers with no ammo, after that start going after fighters. For online you need all the training you can get. Many people are playing this game in one form or another for three or more years.Some are ridiculously deadly. You'll get shot down a lot, but you'll learn a lot faster online.
When you join a server read the brief.
When you take off use landing lights, check the traffic on the field. Landing planes should have priority (low on fuel, damaged,...) .Try not to take off across the runway when are many planes around.
Try to record your flights online. Playing tracks using outside view is excelent in understanding why you got shot down, how come that plane was faster then you, where the heck did he come from. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif You'll get the big picture.
Good luck.

I forgot one thing.
If you see a plane doing something that you don't understand, or you think should not be able to do: (is too fast, turns too good, gains energy too fast), don't start to scream "CHEATER". A lot of players fly a particular plane for years, know them inside out, and can do a lot of crazy stuff in them. As I mentioned before record tracks and then watch them after the fight. You'll understand a lot about energy management by doing this. If you still think what you saw can't be possible please post the tracks here so we all can have a look at them.

11-09-2005, 02:02 PM
I mentioned that because a lot of new guy do it.
The classic example is: "This is bs, I dove on him with 650km/h and then he caught me on the zoom climb."

11-09-2005, 03:53 PM
Have a question.
What plane in Pacific Fighters should i use that would be good to learn how to fly.Some of them stall very easy.The Zeros seem to be my favorite so far.

11-09-2005, 04:13 PM
wildcats are nice. Manual gear though

11-09-2005, 04:17 PM
If you like the Zero, stick with it.

I'm biased, my grandfather served with the Fleet Air Arm, so I fly anything connected with the Royal Navy - yeah, I know - pretty wide scope. Whatever your choice, for whatever reason, learn it inside out, it's strengths & weaknesses. Practice, practice, practice and then practice some more. It's like learning to play a musical instrument...one day you'll come to it and find you can give a virtuoso performance, but be prepared for a lot of bum notes along the way. Above all, enjoy the ride.

11-09-2005, 05:07 PM
One of my favorite online runway etiquette situations was once I appeared on the pad, taxied down to the far end on the runway. As I pivoted onto the runway I saw that another pair of players had joined. As I began my run they pulled onto the runway ahead and turned into me head-on. They then made their take-off runs heading right for me!

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/1072.gif

Fortuitously they got off the ground before we collided, passing just over me on either side.

11-09-2005, 05:47 PM
i had this game awhile back and only played it online maybe 2 times and i remember seeing a few planes flying in some sort of formation then they dove and took me out.lol.I was impressed but my friends werent so we scrapped the game for another.Still remember that time so I said what the hell and picked it up in hopes of doing the same to someone else someday.

11-09-2005, 05:49 PM
seeing the amount of replies it it safe to say this game has a good community?
Are there servers to play in or mostly during certain times?

almost done with my stupid questions lol

11-09-2005, 06:11 PM
servers are up 24/7 check out some here


most have home pages so check these out for rules before flying.

11-09-2005, 06:49 PM
Best flying occurs on Hyperlobby. Tonnes of servers, online campaigns, Coops, loads goes on there.

11-09-2005, 07:02 PM
I see that u play with full real settings on, kol. If thats the case go here http://hyperfighter.sk/ and download hypperlobby lots of pilots there = lots of fun.

11-11-2005, 01:11 AM
Been playing online all day.Very fun stuff.I can fly but have a hard time shaking people off my tail and have a hard time hitting the enemy.Looks like Im lined but I guess not lol.

Wondering if there are any people out there can could jump in a server with me and show me some tricks of the trade.or if anybody has TS setup that i could jump in to ask some questions.

11-11-2005, 02:58 AM
my large rule make when fight is.

"never pick you can not win"

happy fight 1v1,1v2 but start get 1v3 1v4 i no want fight as just no have enough ammo and there far many oppenent watch same tine. what many oppent i keep distance tell friend where enemy so help come before fight ^_^.

most japanese plane nice easy fly A6M,ki-43,ki-61/100 nice easy as be quite un gentle and no bite like most plane do cause stall nice. bad thing a6m small hook for land carrier slow speed help bit but.

11-11-2005, 03:27 AM
Trim is very important. Make sure your rudder is trimmed correctly (not all aircraft have this) by checking the slip indicator. This will get you shooting straight. Of the Japanese aircraft, my favourite is the Ki61 Tony. It does everything well and flies very nicely although performance is not up to late war standards. Later models have a bit more firepower.

11-11-2005, 03:31 AM
Originally posted by AlGroover:
Trim is very important. Make sure your rudder is trimmed correctly (not all aircraft have this) by checking the slip indicator. This will get you shooting straight. Of the Japanese aircraft, my favourite is the Ki61 Tony. It does everything well and flies very nicely although performance is not up to late war standards. Later models have a bit more firepower.

I got a question about the Ki-61. Is it me, or does this plane feel a little underpowered? The engine sounds very weak and acceleration is pretty poor if you ask me. I love the A6M2 Zero, but the Ki-84lc is a pretty badass plane too. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif